Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
Exposure to unsafe levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF) can cause a rise in body temperature, burns, shocks and other adverse conditions. EMF can also affect people indirectly if they wear implantable electronic devices such as heart pacemakers.
In order to prevent people from being exposed to hazardous electromagnetic fields, exposure restrictions have been placed on EMF quantities such as electric field strength, magnetic field strength, magnetic flux density, power density and contact current. These EMF levels can be measured and actual risk of exposure assessed.
TÜV SÜD undertakes EMF measurements, surveys and assessments for a wide range of environments and products including household appliances, radio transmitting devices, cellular radio base stations, machinery, industrial equipment, hospital diathermy equipment and radar, broadcast, navigation and communications transmitter installations.
We can address the requirements of legislation guidance documents and standards including: NRPB Volume 15 No. 2, ICNIRP, IEEE/ANSI C95.1, EN 503xx series, Physical Agents Directive EMF 2013/35/EU, Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU, Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Direct measurement of the electromagnetic energy coupled into the body can be made for devices used, on or around the body such as mobile telephones, for which we operate as a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) test laboratory. We also operate an UKAS accredited in-situ test team.
Certain electrical products must be tested to European standards on EMF in order to gain CE Marking.
We also offer a 2-day training course on EMF Safety: Health and Safety for Workplace and Products and measurement and assessment solutions to enable employers to discharge their health and safety duties regarding EMF risk.